FMBC

Event Date(s): 
Monday, August 9, 2021
Time: 
5:45pm

This year, the Fernie Mountain Bike Club is hosting a semi-virtual youth race series for ages 12-19! This week's event is in Sparwood at the newly developed Lunch Loop trail, starting at 6pm.

We know you've been waiting to ride Fernie's epic trail network! It's time to get back to what you love - mountain biking!

With an extensive and ever-growing number of trails everyone can find their perfect ride (or two) in Fernie; most you can access right from town.

This weekend on the eve of the Summer Solstive, people in the Elk Valley will be biking from sunrise to sunset... some the entire time. Some doing shorter, family-friendly sections. Others joining friends, remembering those lost to mental illness by riding one of their favourite trails. It all started last year as a fundraiser for the newly formed Elk Valley Suicide Task Force. This year, in collaboration with the Fernie Mountain Bike Club they are raising awareness and working towards ending the stigma around mental illness. We caught up a member of the Task Force, Ev Eijsermans to learn more and here is what she had to say!

There is nothing that creates a sense of community more than people coming together for a great cause! On April 2-4, 81 people ran or walked 4 miles (or biked 16km) every 4 hrs for 48hrs to raise funds to contribute to the start-up of Foundry East Kootenay. The Foundry will offer young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports online and through integrated service.